Eric Schmidt says he’s not interested in CTO position

Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt, rumored as the front runner for the role of America’s first Chief Technology Officer, has gone on the record saying he’d say no if offered the position.

While long being spoken about in the role, Schmidt became favorite for the position after being named on President Elect Obama’s 17-person economic transition economic advisory board.

“I love working at Google and I’m very happy to stay at Google, so the answer is no,” Schmidt told CNBC host Jim Cramer when asked about the rumors.

According to Reuters, he also said Obama shares his belief that green technology can help to revitalize the economy. Laid-off autoworkers in Michigan could be put back to work building batteries for use in hybrid vehicles, Schmidt said on the show.